Jeff C Today is my first 5K.
30 min left. nervous. My goal is to finish.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“Entered the BUPA Great Winter Run 2014 in Edinburgh for my first offiicial 5k. Completed the course in 33m 49s. Faster than I ever thought I would run, however already wishing it was under 30m. Will make sure the next one is. ”
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Jeff C Today is my first 5K.
Adrian R Some friends and I are doing one of the Color runs in 5 weeks. I'm not a runner... Looking for any advice on where to start. I looked at the C25K stuff. Looks like I might start there, but any other help would be great. Thanks
Claire W Tomorrow start training for my first 5k. Have been running for two months now and have completed total beginners program. Can run for 10 minutes straight (at slow pace) and looking forward to building this up. Will complete this before end of April :)
Craig C I ran for 30 minutes today using the running for beginners method. I am currently doing 1:30 run / 1:30 walk. The enjoyment factor has started to set in!!
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Monica S I have ran a lot of 5ks, can I take this one to mark my first for the year? For my one personal tracking.
Andrew S recently started running so am building to my first non stop 5k and aiming for 30 mins or under. managed 4.71km in 30 mins yesterday with a 2.5 min walking break. Hoping to break the 5km with no breaks this week.
Ann L Can't believe I've missed this. So I won't complete until I run my first 5k of 2014 which will be either May or June.
Kirsty M I'd like to run the whole 5k - at the moment I run for about 8minutes then walk for a min or two and then go again. My goal is to run parkrun. I don't even care what time :)
Simone B I'm taking this because I am coming back from injury (calf muscle/achilles) and at the moment a pain free 5K seems a long way off.
Tracey V Technically it will be my second, but as the only other was around ten years ago I'm going to treat it as my first, hoping for this saturday or the one after (at a park run)
Claire Michelle H Well just run 5k. Oh my god took me ages 46 mins. Walk, run, walk, run so not too bad I guess. My new challenge maybe??? Improve that time :)
Stephen C Good morning - a suggestion for those looking for an event to complete their 5K - and it's free!! TS Community simultaneous 5K Run or Walk 6pm GMT November 17th
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!